Category Archives: Catching Up

These are posts where we are generally doing reviews for things that came out a while ago – and we’re just now getting to them.

Catching up on life… and moving forward

I’ll just say it – we still need a post for this week and I’m not sure what to write. We’ve been putting work and thought into the new site – coming soon! It’s likely to be a work in process for a bit, but it’s coming together. We’ve started recording a podcast – that’s definitely going well!

On air... Another podcast recorded!

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Maybe there was some news from E3… certainly there was this:

Thanks for reminding us of all the great folks who have left SourceFed, SourceFed. 😦

There’s tonight’s Game of Thrones finale as well. Still processing that… we’ve finally been getting the experience that non-book-readers have had all along.

Or there’s my current obsession, the third edition of Warmachine and Hordes… I’m 2 and 1 so far! Keeping up the winning record…

But I’m doing more than playing (and list building): Holly and I have been painting!

Holly and I did some painting! #trollbloods #wip

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Plenty to talk about, I suppose, but my thoughts aren’t focused on any one thing. How about you? How’s life? What do you want to read from us? Say hello in the comments below!

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Warcraft & X-Men: Apocalypse – If You’re a Fan, Go See Them!

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey was one of the better parts of the film.

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey was one of the better parts of the film.

So Holly and I lined up babysitting such that we made it to see X-Men: Apocalypse last weekend, and Warcraft this weekend. Expect reviews to come, but! we know there are a lot of reviews out there. A lot of mixed reviews. A lot of bad press and negative critical response.

We wanted to say that, if you are a fan of one or the other, of the X-Men or of the world of Warcraft, go see the film.

As far as we were concerned, Apocalypse was amazing and fulfilled what we wanted to see with the movie. We got emotional, we had fan feels and squees, it was great.

This was a great character we weren't quite expecting: Garona.

This was a great character we weren’t quite expecting: Garona.

Warcraft was one of the few movies we’ve seen in 3-D that we would say seeing it that way was worth it. We had trouble telling what was computer graphics and what wasn’t! The Orcs were really well done. All sorts of great locations, too – we wished they had given us more text to say where all they went, because it was all over Azaroth.

We got all sorts of WoW feels from it. And the story was definitely one written within the universe and not an outside interpretation.

I’ll drop in a couple of trailers after the jump, but really, go see the movies!

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My Adopt Don’t Shop Story

So even though X-Men Apocalypse was the one movie I’ve really been looking forward to this year, I have a confession…

I haven’t seen it yet. P and I instead spent the weekend making a big life-changing decision.

We rescued a dog. We’ve been talking about getting a dog together for most of our relationship, and it was finally a good time to do so. I brought a lovebird into our relationship, but we really wanted a dog too, and so he’s now older brother to our rescue, Frankie (Frank the Tank).

20160318_191851Looking sassy post-bath

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Avengers versus X-Men Comics, Non-Spoiler Look

Avengers vs X-Men #1Recently I read the run of the AvX comics, which I highly recommend. The entire event occurs over a multitude of different comic runs, but it is a pretty big story that involves the rise of the Phoenix. The whole story is pretty interesting and it is neat to see how a larger event can ripple out into separate storylines and affect them.

This story event happens after the House of M storyline, where Scarlet Witch reduced the mutant population from millions to hundreds. The Westchester school is still trying to train the mutants, and then the other group with Magneto and Cyclops is trying to figure out how to restore the mutant population. Then the power of the Phoenix begins to rise and the mutant Hope seems to be the intended vessel. The conflict arises due to the fact that the mutants want to use Hope to harness the power of the Phoenix, and the Avengers are worried because the Phoenix tends to be a force of destruction that cannot be harnessed. Continue reading

Victor Frankenstein, a Reaction

Recently David and I decided to watch Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. I remember watching the trailers and being intrigued, but also remember that it did not receive a great response when it came out. At the same time I really love the main actors so was willing to give it a shot. There is a part of me that feels that there was a good movie hidden in there somewhere, but it could not decide what story it wanted to tell. That means that it just ended up kind of frenetic, which in some ways fits with the personality that was given to Victor Frankenstein, but still just felt odd. Continue reading